Would A/C sweeten the western supplement?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by musicman, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. musicman

    musicman New Member

    Would for me. 119 here today. Been doing this a long time and gets tougher every summer? Just being honest.
  2. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    I dont think it would even possible to cool down a center or hub (except the office area). Too much opening and closing of large bay doors, too high of ceilings, it would be an astronomical cost to even lower the temperature a little bit.
  3. musicman

    musicman New Member

    Talking pkg cars here.
  4. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Tractors have had air conditioning since 1994 and gee, the Company has made a lot of money since then.
  5. preload1

    preload1 Member

    But it's dry heat. Suck it up.
  6. ocnewguy

    ocnewguy Member

    i was pondering today what it would be like to would be like to work a day sort in, say, phoenix where it's 120 today. so probably 130+ in the back of a trailer baking in the sun all day. major props to anyone that can handle that, because i couldn't.
  7. Tough Guy

    Tough Guy Active Member

    I'm sure all hubs are different, but ours has no type of ventilation. It's an older building though. I would think if they make new buildings, they would have some sort of retractable vents or something they could open towards the roof. So we literally become entrapped in an oven. Again, probably a similar scenario in all hubs.
  8. Squint

    Squint No more work for me!

    I would rather have 8% humidity as it is in Phoenix today instead of the 70% persistent humidity that it is in NJ almost all the time. It's like working in pea soup out east. The dry heat as I remember it from my youth in San Joaquin Valley is bearable at least.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    70% humidity is the least of your concerns if you live in New Jersey.
  10. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    I can see it in a tractor when they are driving in a cab for a few hours. But how can you maintain the cold of an AC in a package car? What's the average time in the seat once on route? 3 minutes? I'd love it, but they think my over allowed is bad now? I guarantee it would double if I had AC. Lol
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    ​Only 2 more hours to go.
  12. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    And the biggest issue for UPS... you would have to spend that extra few seconds every stop to open and close the door for the AC to have any effect. A normal driver leaves that door open on a hot day... quick in, quick out, less overtime!
  13. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    I even leave my do open when it's 30 or above. Just a habit I guess.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I may not wear gloves in the winter but at least I am smart enough to close my doors.
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Door open or not, just that ac vent aimed at your face all day would be awesome!
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    A fan would work just as well.
  17. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    A fan blowing hot air or a vent blowing cold air...I know what I would choose.
    Granted I won't turn the fan down...just saying.
  18. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    A/C? Next you people are going to want 3 point seat belts and power steering. Weak.
  20. musicman

    musicman New Member

    Anybody that says it wouldn't do any good don't know what you are talking about or how hot it gets here. My nephew is a FedEx driver and he says his A/C makes all the difference in the world.